Hate to double post, but I realized that perhaps I wasn't answering to some... I just love debates like this...
You make it sound like she maliciously intended to let them down all along and intends to never help them ever again. She's become the good being manipulated by evil, not evil herself, she'll continue to do what's right as much as Hazama allows her to while maintaining his "deal". It happens in stories all the time.
What I'm implying from my words was that perhaps she wasn't maliciously intending to let them down, but she wasn't even looking at them. I'm implying that she might think that 'they're all nothing, so it's okay for me to abandon them', not 'Ha! Abandoning you all is part of my plan!'. The second may be worse, but the first is still BAD.
I think you were looking too much for Litchi to be a force of raw good here, when she's really more a sympathetic/loving helper while trying to find her own lost love in the meantime. She has been since CT. Anyway, thats the way I viewed her so I guess that's why you were let down and I wasn't.
Hm, I will agree to how you view her, but I don't really think she's a force raw of good. I just think she's a morally white character, AKA someone who has high standards of moral judging on how she treats everyone not Arakune with kindness. When she joined the bad guys, and even said she didn't care what Hazama is, I thought that she just proves that she is amoral all along, which was why there was that 'betrayal'. Be it 'force of good' or a 'good moral character', she pretty much went against it.
Or perhaps there's something that I thought and hoped would be true, but doubtful. Both her amorality and kindness makes her Litchi. A person can have many personalities, and just because one personality became subdued while the other is taking main stage, doesn't mean that one personality is gone. Just because she's willing to risk the world be destroyed to save Arakune doesn't mean her 'kind to everyone' persona is gone. Am I correct in this or?
Don't wanna sound like a hypocrite. Sig will be as gloomy as me.